This post is sponsored by Destination Medical Center
If you’ve been following along the past few weeks, you’ll know that Rochester Mom along with Destination Medical Center launched a fun summer series called ♡ The Heart of the City for Rochester Families ♡. You might have even made your way downtown to see the Heart of the City construction work and filled out the scavenger hunt. If you haven’t had a chance to do that yet, you still have all summer! Turn in your completed hunt at the construction office station and pick up a construction hat and be entered in the weekly drawing to win a MOKA gift card!
Last week we learned about the work that is being done downtown right now: infrastructure! This is the most important work of the project and will keep the city on track to grow for the next 100 years. Can you imagine what Rochester will look like in 2120?
Get To Know the Construction Workers
This week, we want to introduce you to some of the workers that are hard at work on the Heart of the City. Each of these workers has a very specific job that ensures that the project remains safe for all, is constructed well, and stays close to the construction timeline. What questions do you have for these workers? What would you like to know? What do your kids want to know about the work they do? Please submit your questions via the form below and in two weeks time, we’ll provide the answers for you!
What is your job title? Project Superintendent
Why is the work you do important to the Heart of the City? I am the main point of contact to coordinate the project progress of the Heart of the City project. I also work with the business owners to maintain an efficient, safe, and quality job site.
What tools do you work with? Anything from a computer or iPad to a shovel!
What do you need to know to do your job? I need to understand how to work together with all different types of people and trades to make the Heart of the City project run smoothly.
What is a problem you might have to solve when doing your job? We need material to complete the Heart of the City. That material comes in on large trucks or semi trucks and we have limited space on the job site. On a daily basis, we coordinate to make sure the trucks enter, get unloaded, and exit as safely and quickly as possible.
What is your job title? Journeyman Laborer
Why is the work you do important to the Heart of the City? In my work, I assist pedestrians around downtown and to Mayo Clinic.
What tools do you work with? I work with a hammer, pliers, shovel, skill saw, and tape measure.
What do you need to know to do your job? Always be looking ahead for the next task.
What is a problem you might have to solve when doing your job? I need to figure out how to make everyone safe around the job site. This includes directing people when trucks are entering and leaving job sites.
Jose Pimentel Garcia
What is your job title? Laborer
Why is the work you do important to the Heart of the City? I work on upgrading the underground infrastructure.
What tools do you work with? Electric impact drivers, lasers, and a gas powered saw.
What do you need to know to do your job? You need to be aware of your surroundings so you go home safe.
What is a problem you might have to solve when doing your job? When it rains, how to get rid of water from the rainstorm to make the job site safe and workable.
Ask a Worker!
What question do you have for the construction workers you met above?